On The Edge... Again

The last time I skated regularly, you needed 2 pair of skates, a scribe and skated patch. Triple jumps were almost unheard of, so were Bielman spins. Twizzles were only done by ice dancers and Ronald Regan was just elected into office.


Fast Forward 32 years. Starting January 2, 2012, I am back on the ice doing something else that was unheard of .... Adult Figure Skating. We had "coffee club", which was like adult swim, but there was no opportunity for testing or competition.


It has now been 8 years since I got back on the ice. I have not competed since 2016 , but my blog is still going. My YouTube channel has over 1600 subscribers. That’s just crazy!

Monday, November 16, 2020

Three Turns ... Sounds Simple

 Three turns are some of the very basic fundamentals of skating.  Doing them correctly - not fighting imbalance, having extension, strong edges and flow are not so basic and hard to correct.  For me - it’s knee  pain and fear much of the time, but sometimes it’s just a lack of confidence.  I seem to be losing it exponentially a time goes by.  It’s so difficult to stay motivated to #GETUP when dealing with aging, fatigue, pain and loss of muscle memory.  END GRIPE

On AZ Gilbert ice today for the adult session midday.  Some familiar faces (some 😷).


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